IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise

“Undercover Boss”

Posted by Neil Gow on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 @ 04:37 AM

Wouldn't it be great if we could all take the time to be an undercover boss? It seems like such a great idea. Slip in unnoticed and walk in the other person's shoes, spending a few day's on the "front lines" with the employees. With a good manufacturing ERP system and real-time monitoring you can accomplish just that.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, Real-Time, Plastics ERP

Select Your ERP System Based on Your Needs

Posted by Glenn Nowak on Tue, Mar 23, 2010 @ 05:59 AM

ERP systems are the life blood of a company as they touch and affect the daily lives of so many of your employees and business processes. Why then do so many companies today make their ERP system software choice based on the type of database or the technology platform?  Putting this criteria before their business requirements is, to me, like the tail wagging the dog.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, ERP, IT/Data Services

Keeping Employee Training Above the Red Line

Posted by Shannon Holloway on Tue, Mar 16, 2010 @ 07:56 AM

Now, more than ever, manufacturing companies are reviewing their budgets to identify areas where cuts can be made.  All too often, employee training is among the expenses that fall "below the red line".  However, those that consider training an investment, rather than an expense, realize that now is the time to develop employees and prepare for growth and better times to come.  This is especially true when cuts have included personnel layoffs where remaining employees need the tools and knowledge necessary to efficiently do their job and take on new tasks as well. 

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Tags: ERP, Training, Human Resources, Warehouse Management

Shedding Light on Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Posted by John Asi on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 @ 08:47 AM

Electronic Data Interchange.  The words by themselves are common and simple, but once you put them together, they can be intimidating.  Let's cover a very brief history regarding EDI and shed some light on how it came into existence.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, ERP, Automotive ERP, eCommerce/EDI

CRM Lets You Let It Go

Posted by Tina Jolicoeur on Thu, Mar 04, 2010 @ 12:44 PM

The freedom to let it go.  That's what I gave myself last month.  ‘It' is the pressure I used to have professionally and personally to remember it all.  But starting last month I enter everything in IQMS' Customer Relationship Management (CRM) module and I can view it whenever I want using the new EIQ Blackberry.  It has literally changed my life for the better, I don't worry anymore that I've forgotten
a task or meeting.  I go to sleep easier and I wake up without worry.

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Tags: Mobile ERP Software, CRM